Nightmares in the *LOVE Kitchen……..

22 Jan

In case you have no idea what the LOVE Kitchen is, 

it’s the place where P.S. I Love Soap Co. comes to life.

I have so many things going on right now it’s really hard for me to focus on anything. Although, I’ve always been able to soap when I have things on my mind. But, lately……

AH!!! is the ONLY way I can describe it.

I have been making Coffee Mocha Kitchen hand soap for years and I mean years. It’s one of my BEST sellers of ALL- Time! I’m getting frustrated batch by batch because bad things are happening….AND I’ve checked the recipe 80 million times and can’t figure it out.

See,

Nightmare

See where the arrow is pointing? Well, that’s oil and that’s not a good thing.  Still can’t figure it out. That was the first batch. The second batch I said  to myself…”self, maybe you didn’t mix it long enough?” So, I mixed it longer to make certain it was at trace. (and again, I’ve made this soap multiple, multiple, multiple times…..)

AND 

Guess what happened again? YEP, you got it. It looked the the picture above. AH>>>>

As I type this I have a third batch that will be ready for the unveil tomorrow. I have my fingers, toes and places I can’t talk about crossed…Wish me luck!

#problems #psilovesoapco #soaping #soapoily #learningsoapmaking

Yippee…Chocolate Truffle made it to the MUST HAVES!

17 Jan

Yippee…Chocolate Truffle made it to the MUST HAVES!.

Yippee…Chocolate Truffle made it to the MUST HAVES!

17 Jan

Boy, I love when life goes in the right direction.

I’m sure you’ve ALL heard me talk about Domestic Goddess Candles before. They are my ABSOLUTE favorite candles. (the owner Tiffany Palisi makes her own one of a kind fragrances that are scent not alcohol)

To me they are SUPERIOR Candles and the ONLY candles I burn. period!

Anyway,

She’s a romantic at heart and decided to have a MUST HAVE blog post for Valentine’s. And there is a Special Coupon code just for this weekend go to her blog for details…

(Check out her really awesome personalized Valentine’s Candle!)

So guess what? Along with other Local Artisans like,

AMSTERDAM CHOCOLATES

POSH STUDIOS

VERDIGREEN

MONTCLAIR MADE

CULTURE CABIN

FORAGE WORKSHOP

She included my,

(THANK YOU  Domestic Goddess!!!!)

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE SOAP!

If you’re a die hard romantic you need to read her blog post! Many of these fabulous artisans are having SALES this weekend.

Go and Read her Post to get the coupon code!

Finally……

17 Jan

after weeks of searching and searching I have found them and now production can proceed! YAY!

In case you have no idea what the heck I’m talking about……

It’s these:

IMG_1058WORMS!!! …  for my Best Selling Dirt Soap!

It took me forever to find KID SAFE ones. But, I did it and now production is on! YES!

Bow Wow said the doggie….

16 Jan

Bow Wow said the doggie…..

Bow Wow said the doggie….

16 Jan

Hahahaha, thought that would grab your attention.

I’ve been busy making,

wait for it, wait for it….

BOW WOW BODY Bars (doggie Soap)

this is what they look like… Continue reading

This is awesome…….!

11 Jan

Happy Saturday!

As some of you may or may not know…. we have an ETSY store and OPEN SKY store and we’re very active on Facebook. Plus, we sell at the local Farmers market during the Spring/Summer. It’s been an absolute ride this past year. I can not believe how we’ve picked up! 

AND

it’s because of our Customers (THANK YOU!)

that we were able to donate this food (well, that was the last donation of the year) to FOOD PANTRY!

(IF, you didn’t know we donate a percentage of ALL sales for food for the pantry)

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THANK YOU!

See this soap?

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This is  White Zinfandel, made with 100% Pure White Zinfandel and even smells like it! I have to say I Love the way it turned out!

This is an Exclusive Soap on OpenSky! But, there are Only 3 left. Could you imagine giving this to the woman of your dreams? a daughter? a Lover? a Man? heck I’d buy this one for myself…

Hope you’re off to a GREAT DAY!

It stinks….

9 Jan

happy Tuesday! (Did I just say Tuesday?)

I meant to say Happy Thursday!

So,

Happy Thursday!!!

Where does that time go?

After inventory and making a production schedule I wait! Wait for what? I’m waiting for supplies to come…Have you ever felt stuck between a rock and a hard place. Well, that’s me right now.

I have so many soaps to get moving on but am missing ingredients: Ah……..

Soaps like Customer Favorite’s that I can not keep in stock no matter how many batches I make!

Callus Soap which is packed with and I mean packed with Lots & Lots of fine pumice and Shea Butter! I’ve never used it but my customer’s LOVE it! and every time I tell someone I’ve never used it they look at me like I had 12 heads. Then they usually buy a bar. They use it and when there done they come back and say

” I NEED another bar because I LOVE it!”  Who am I to argue with that?

AND

Coffee Mocha hand soap that can also be used on the body if you wish. This soap happens to be one of MY favorites….. A bit exfoliating and super moisturizing! It’s packed with everything that a cup of coffee has like: Coffee, Cream, Sugar, Coffee grinds. AND it’s also packed with lots of Shea butter… 

So I WAIT!!!!

Have you ever found what you’re looking for?

8 Jan

Happy Wednesday!

It’s another frigid day here on the east coast. And ALL I can say about it is IK! Before I get to what I’ve been looking for I want to share that we’re having a CLEARANCE SALE in our Etsy Store…If you’re interested you’ll find it here.

Great Luxurious Soaps at ICY COOL Prices!**No Coupons Accepted….

Okay, now have you ever found what you were looking for?

I’ve been on the search for the LONGEST time for a Body Butter or what I like to call Body Butta… I can never find one that’s right for me, ever! and I mean ever! They’re either too goopey, gooey, or not moisturizing enough, or they stink…(I’m not into stinky things.) This has been an ongoing quest to find THE PERFECT moisturizer. So, I decided I was going to make my own!

It was a long hard road but I’ve finally perfected MY Body *LOVE Butta!

This is how I did it!

I Measured the Distilled Water.

1

Then Measured theStearic Acid

2

Then the Emulsifying Wax (E-WAX)

3

Then the Oils & Butters

4

Then I melted the oils and butters

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Then I Mixed the Distilled Water, Butters & Oils Together!

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Mixed with my Stick Blender

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Then I took a nap and waited for it to cool down and firm up….(very relaxing)

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This is what is looked like when it was cool and firm enough…

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and since I made it with WATER

I had NO CHOICE but to add a Preservative!

(otherwise it WILL get Nasty’s, and who wants Nasty’s? Hint, not me) :)

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Then it was time to WHIP!

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Now, it’s whipped….

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Here’s the finished Body *LOVE Butter!

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See….


If you’d like a jar. It’s listed here in our ETSY store.

Short Lived…..

7 Jan

It’s Tuesday! So, happy Tuesday :)

Ah, where do I begin. Yesterday, I had high hopes to get the Dirt Worm Soap done. But, that was short lived when I realized I didn’t have enough of the scent I use. When I realized I didn’t have enough  I went and immediately ordered it. Needless to say you & I will have to wait a bit for it to be made…but I did make something else that I’m Super excited about and can’t wait to show pics…but first I have to take them..hahahaha

AND Yesterday,

I was also asked to be part of:

*Cupid’s Celebrate Love Pop-Up Shop*

(over wine & chocolate)

If you LIVE anywhere around Boonton….COME!!!!

**This is the Description from Facebook**

Bring your sweetheart and get your heart on over wine and chocolate at Boonton’s own Culture Cabin. The Cabin will be hosting an evening of wine and chocolate on Friday, January 31st from 6 – 9 p.m., in celebration of love, and in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.

There will be a kissing booth in which you and your favorite sweetheart can smooch. Photos will be taken and emailed to you, free of charge, on spot. In addition, you can shop for those you love, including friends, parents, and your amour. Four local companies will be selling their handmade items. P.S. I Love Soap Co. will have Chocolate Truffle Soap, Love Scrubs, Love Body Butta’s and other assorted soaps. Sassy Scraps will be selling her fabulous jewelry, decorative Valentine’s Day pillows, purses, pillows, key chains and pins. Domestic Goddess will have an assortment of Valentine inspired candles. The Fudge Fix will be selling her highly coveted homemade fudge in different flavors.

Free gift to the first 15 people to come.

Item prices beginning at $5. Admission is free. Bring friends, your love, whoever. Join us for this party. Culture Cabin is located at 1017 Main Street in the arts section of Boonton. Contact tiffanypalisi@yahoo.com for details.

SOUNDS Fun huh??????

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